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“Dwelling” and “I Can’t Breathe” Film Screening and Discussion

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On January 18th, 2023, Georgia police forces raided the Weelaunee forest, murdered our comrade Tortuguita, and arrested our friends, charging them with Domestic Terrorism and RICO in efforts to squash the Stop Cop City Defend the Atlanta Forest movement. Join us one year later as we hold space for grief, mourning the loss & celebrating the life of Tortuguita, the Weelaunee forest, and all victims of the police state. ?

Irma Freeman Center — 5006 Penn Avenue
Doors: 6pm
Film: starts 7pm with discussion to follow.

non-alcoholic beverages & beer from @tracebrewing will be available by donation as well as popcorn and other light snacks. ??

Event cost is sliding scale donation $5-$20+, no one turned away for lack of funds. ?
All donations go directly to the @atlsolfund who continue to support forest defenders through the expensive and lengthy legal process they face ahead ✊

One year into the occupation of the Atlanta forest, Dwelling followed a forest defender while they learn to build a hut by hand, envisioning a future lived off-the-grid. Dwelling in the forest becomes a practical experiment in making an ethical life in a society of unhindered growth and militarized police. Away from the spectacle of political conflict, this observational film brings viewers into the contemplative labors of everyday life in the occupation to Defend the Atlanta Forest.

I Can’t Breathe is a compelling documentary shedding light on the often-overlooked issue of institutional pollution. Delving into prisons, and the criminal justice system, this film uncovers the environmental perils lurking within these institutions. From hazardous waste mismanagement to the impact on local ecosystems, I Can’t Breathe explores how institutional practices contribute to the world’s pollution. Through interviews with experts and affected communities, it calls for urgent awareness and systemic changes to mitigate the far-reaching consequences of institutional pollution.

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January 18
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$5 – $20


Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
5006 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh,PA15224United States
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(412) 924-0634
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Ratzon: Center for Healing & Resistance
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